Global Patent Index - EP 0655193 B1

EP 0655193 B1 2000-02-09 - A construction for automatically milking animals

Title (en)

A construction for automatically milking animals

Title (de)

Gerät zum automatischen Melken von Tieren

Title (fr)

Dispositif de traite automatique d'animaux

Publication

EP 0655193 B1 (EN)

Application

EP 94203390 A

Priority

NL 9302047 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: EP0655193A1] The invention relates to a construction for milking animals, such as cows, comprising a milking robot (6) with teat cups (8). In the construction, at least two teat cups (8) are interconnected by means of a hinge and are jointly attached to the robot (6). The link between the robot arm (7) and the two teat cups (8) comprises two arms which are pivotally interconnected. The pivotal arm construction (15) further includes electric motors (30; 33; 37; 41), with the aid of which the position of the teat cups (8) can be altered in a horizontal plane. <IMAGE>

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

A01J 7/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A01J 5/017 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A01J 5/0175 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE FR GB NL SE

EPO simple patent family

EP 0655193 A1 19950531; EP 0655193 B1 20000209; DE 69422956 D1 20000316; DE 69422956 T2 20001005; NL 9302047 A 19950616

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